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Ban on pillion riding   KARACHI: The Home Department Sindh has under Section 144(6) Cr.P.C. imposed complete ban on pillion riding of motorcycle/scooter for a period of two days i.e. 12 and 13 December, 2014 in the Karachi division.The ban shall not be applicable on women, children below the age of twelve years, senior citizens, journalists, personnel of law enforcement agencies/security agencies in uniform and employees of essential services.Copyright PPI (Pakistan Press International), 2014 ...

Ebad lauds approval of bill for formation of universities KARACHI: Governor Sindh, Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan on Tuesday welcomed consensus in the Sindh Assembly on bills approving establishment of one university each at Karachi and Hyderabad and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University at Nawabshah.In a statement on Tuesday, the Governor greeted to the people of Sindh on passage of the bill for formation of Altaf Hussain University at Karachi and Altaf Hussain University at Hyderabad and other bill for formation of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University at ...
Shahbaz Sharif appeals to PML-N workers to show restraint LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has taken strict notice of hooliganism in Faisalabad and said that this situation is the result of provocative statements and appeals of ransacking by some political leaders.The Chief Minister said that he is deeply grieved over the loss of a precious human life and has ordered to arrest the persons responsible.He appealed to Pakistan Muslim League-N workers to remain peaceful and show restraint.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), ...
Shahbaz takes notice of Faisalabad incidents LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has taken serious notice of incidents of hooliganism and firing near Novelty Bridge in Faisalabad and sought a report from regional police officer. He ordered an inquiry into the incidents and added that those involved in firing should immediately be arrested and action be taken under the law. The Chief Minister observed the situation arose in Faisalabad is a result of provocative statements and appeals of ransacking by ...
CM approves pilot project for Qarz-e-Hasna LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has granted approval to the pilot project of provision of Qarz-e-Hasna to deprived segments of the society especially owners of plots in katchi abadies for the construction of houses. He was presiding over a high level meeting, here today. Chairman Punjab Halal Development Authority Justice (Retd.) Khalil ur Rehman Khan gave a detailed briefing on Qarz-e-Hasna Programme and feedlot fattening for the development of livestock sector. The Chief ...
Law breakers to be dealt with iron hand says Shahbaz LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Muhammed Shahbaz Sharif has said that no one would be allowed to create disintegration under the garb of protest. "Law breakers will be dealt with iron hand as the government is fully committed to protect life and property of people," he added. In a statement issued on Monday, he said, all necessary measures would be adopted for the protection of business community and law would take its course against those forcing ...
CM to open Multan Tea House, kidney centre soon MULTAN: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif will inaugurate different development projects in the city including Multan Tea House and Kidney Centre sometime in the on-going month of December, DCO Zahid Saleem Gondal said on Monday.In a meeting with experts of an Italian construction company and district officers, the DCO said that an agreement has been finalized with the Italian government to restore the historical walled city of Multan as per its original shape but with modern ...


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